Even if the money is tight people will pay more for a positive and enjoyable experience than they will pay for a great product. Show me a person who doesn’t want to fill good and I will show you someone who you don’t want to be around.
Take for example the Halloween. My kids and I went to trick or treat in the neighbourhood. We knocked on a lot of doors and got lots of candies but I noticed that at the doors where people came out with a smile on their face, my girls were getting instantly comfortable to get the candies while at the doors where we find some terrible attitude, an angry mom or a bored dad, my girls were getting suspicious and not reaching for the candy at all. I just learned an important lesson from my girls. Your attitude does matters. Even if you are selling, something or you are selling yourself, the way you present it matters.
It’s easy for people to say no to a product, service or even a person, but its hard to say no to a positive experience with another human been because we want to feel good.
If you want to fell, good, adopt a positive attitude all the time and keep it positive.
My most important tip is: try to avoid television, radio and newspaper. The only news that the media delivers are bad news: another crisis or a new threat driven by political agendas. The media is forced to propagate lies on one side and please the advertisers on the other side.
In 10 minutes of watching tv, they will convince you that it’s good and fun to be a travesty and during the break a farmaceutical company will try to convince you that you are depressed, and the depression is a disease, and if you are not depressed then it’s something else wrong with you.
You have to control what get’s in your mind and when it gets in, in order to succeed in life.
What you get from the television or radio any day and any time is the threat of another crisis, war, shortage of some kind, disease, economic scares, fear, racism, hate and failure.
I refuse to watch television or listen to the radio in the presence of my children because I know it will destroy their hopes in humanity and alter the path they will take in life.
Instead of letting in all this negative information we chose to spend time together in the nearby park, read a book together or just watch a fun and positive movie of our choice.
Our children learn the language of the world from a young age. Every time they are exposed to information they will try to process it and make sense of it. Children will copy everything they see. If they see at the television that dressing provocative is fine and normal all the time, they will do the same. If they grow up in an environment where swearing is normal, drugs are normal, and see these things every day, they will end up doing the same. The media is no different The content they throughout on our children is full of violence and sexual connotations. Do you think all this won’t affect your kids? Think again!
Every winter the media spends hours each day to convince you that the flu season is coming, that you are susceptible, that millions of people will get the flu. Sometimes I think people get the flu only because is so heavily promoted with such a dedication.They get everyone thinking about the flu, worrying about the flu, talking about the flu, and people will start to think they are getting the flu until they finally do get the flu!
When media starts to promote recession, people will tighten up, and this perpetuates exactly what was promoted even if it’s no recession on the horizon.
The entire economy can be frozen by what is promoted on television, radio and newspaper. The attitude of the entire nation can be shifted from positive to negative in a few minutes just to influence the action of people. If the attitude and actions of millions of people can be influenced by news, certainly your attitude can influence at least one other person for good or bad.
Not only the television, radio or newspaper can influence your decision. The things that you can find online are also a huge part of the game. Do not believe what the first stranger with a nice looking blog (like mineJ ) is telling you. Do your research about the subject you are interested in.
One of my recent experience with such blogs was a few months back when I needed to ship my car between states as we recently moved and with two kids I just didn’t wanted to waste the time on driving when our flight was under 3 hours, and the car drive with all the stops could have been taken us probably 2 days.
Doing my research on transportation companies, I was surprised how companies are out there that pretend they offer transportation service but, in fact, they are transportation brokers, and they will find an auto transport company for you for a broker fee. That would have been ok with me because I wasn’t going to waste my time looking all over the internet for an auto transport company cause they are hard to find, they don’t really advertise themselves.The one thing that stop me was the brokers websites. I had so many questions about what can I put in my trunk or do I have to remove the cover from my spare tire, so I started to read their blogs. So much negativity for the actual transport company even if the broker makes his money on the truckers back. Brokers underestimate the carriers who are doing the actual moving of your car.No truck, no money for the broker!
Let me tell you some of the reasons why brokers think they are a better choice to work with, then a transport company:
Of course, they are not. They don’t have trucks to care for; they are only the middleman between the customer and the transport company.
How is that possible? Aren’t they using the same carriers that I would find when doing my research online?
Trucks can be unreliable even with dealing with brokers. Brokers can’t control when the trucks broke down! When I am dealing with you as a broker how can you guarantee that the truck you have “easily and quickly found for me won’t break down? Seriously?
Carriers don’t just cancel on their customers they have a truck to fill up. If you have discussed everything up front, they don’t have a reason to cancel.
These days everybody is offering free shipping quotes, you don’t need a broker for that!
That is so not true! Carriers understand that the customer wants to shop around and get the best rate, and nobody can pressure you if you want to sleep on it. When I have requested some quotes from brokers and transport companies, no transport company harassed me like the brokers did. I was on the phone with one, and then another one was calling telling me he is giving me 10% off from the price that the other broker offered me. I filled out the free shipping quote form on two brokers websites, but around twenty brokers called me. When I filled out the form on a transport companies website, I have received only one phone call. I will let you chose wich one you prefer.
A carrier runs the same trip over and over again sometimes for years; they know how many miles they need to run and how much their fuel cost. I am sure they don’t need the broker to tell them how much it will cost to run that trip.
The price offered by the carrier I have chosen to work with was way less than all the twenty brokers offered me. It’s the way it should be as the broker needs to add his own fee to the job. Let’s just do a simple math here. If the broker is paying to the carrier that he “easily and quickly “found an amount of $X and his broker fee is $Y, then I will need to pay $X+$Y working with a broker but only $X when working with a carrier? Huh?! Wich one should I choose?
I chosed to work with a carrier just because I don’t like negative people and mostly negative people who do not appreciate their business partner. No trucks no money for the broker! I was not charged any extra fees, and I paid less then I would have paid using a broker who probably would have reached out to the same carrier.
These days everybody has a cell phone, and most of the trucks have GPS tracking systems installed on them. If the trucking company can’t communicate with his own driver, how can a broker communicate with the driver???
This is probably true for some of the carriers but if you ask for a door- to –door service they can tell you if they are offering it or not.
Of course, the carrier will have a lower price compared to the price offered by a transportation broker because this way you don’t have to pay the broker fee. Maybe there are some transport companies that practise this kind of things but that can happen to brokers also no? Aren’t they using the same transport companies they are so complaining about?
My advice is just go online and do your research. There are hundreds of website, and some of them are review sites. Also ask around on Facebook, Twiter, neighbours and family members. I am sure you will find somebody that has shipped a car in his life. Ask about their experience and then decide for yourself.
Don’t let the brokers who are trying to make a living on the truckers back to discourage you to work with a real trucking company, because at the end of the day not one broker will pick up your car or deliver it to your house. You will be surprised how good of a job carriers do without brokers help.
At least you can have your contact with the transport company and decide if you like how they treat you.
Source: Sale or be sold by Grant Cardone